BREXIT: YES or NO?

Brexit / EU ScrabbleIn? Out? Or still shaking it all about with a month to go ? This facilitated discussion will give you an opportunity to reconsider some of big issues and to share your thoughts with others on the pros and cons of the UK remaining in the EU.

Tutor Kevin Foley
Date Monday 23 May 2016
Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE for everyone

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Researching the history of Rolls Royce, the Marble Hall and Osmaston – summer 16

Rolls Royce Logo

An opportunity to research the history of Rolls Royce, the Marble Hall and especially its window, as well as the locality of Osmaston. Visits to the Local Studies Library and the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre will be included and all our research will contribute to the production of a display for the Marble Hall as well as an historical guide.

Tutor Rosa Straw
Starts Tuesday 3 May 2016
Time  First session 9.30am -1.00pm
Duration 4 weeks
Location First session at the Local Studies Library. For the following sessions meet at OSCAR, then go to the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre and the Marble Hall. Session 4 at OSCAR.
Fee FREE based on selected means tested benefits or £53.90

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Exploring the old roads of Derbyshire: from prehistoric tracks to turnpike trusts – Summer 16

Cold Cromford Canal A course for anyone interested in local history, the history of travel, and/or walking. The old Derbyshire Portway ran through Holbrook on its route north. We will study the development of this and other ancient Derbyshire tracks, and their evolution through the Roman and medieval periods into the modern road network. We will examine documentary sources and the evidence on the ground, via two field trips.

Tutor – Stephen Bailey
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10.00am-12.00am , 7 meetings + 2 field trips from 21 April 2016
Course RefC2336113

Online enrolment is available now  – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Derby Book Festival events hosted by WEA Derby

WEA Derby are pleased to announce that we are hosting some of the events for the Derby Book Festival in June 2016:

Roman Derbyshire by Mark Patterson

Derbyshire was the geographical centre of Roman Britain. Derby, Chesterfield, Buxton and many places in the White and Dark Peaks hosted forts, farms and industries, including home-grown Derbyshire Ware pottery, all connected by numerous Roman roads.  Tales of lost antiquities and legends about those left behind when the Romans withdrew are also part of the story told by journalist Mark Patterson, whose earlier book, Roman Nottinghamshire was shortlisted for the Current Archaeology Book of the Year.

Monday 6 June 2016
at WEA, The Mill

2 – 3pm

 

Vaughan Williams: Composer, Radical, Patriot by Keith Alldritt

At this event, Keith Alldritt will be in conversation with Janet Tennant about his latest book, Vaughan Williams: Composer, Radical, Patriot.
Based on extensive research into the unpublished papers of Vaughan Williams in the British Library and other collections, this biography gives a detailed account of the long life and career of one of Britain’s greatest composers.
It shows how historical events such as the Boer War, the two World Wars and the Depression of the thirties, as well as his interest in history and literature, influenced the life and music of Britain’s greatest symphonist.   It is also the first book to assess the importance of the love affair which he entered into late in life.

Saturday 11 June 2016
at WEA, The Mill
11am – 12noon
£4

 

John Whitehurst by Maxwell Craven

John Whitehurst FRS (1713-1788) was an important figure in the English Enlightenment, a man who lived for 40 years of his life in Derby and one of the founders of the celebrated Lunar Society, established with Erasmus Darwin and Matthew Boulton in 1765. Yet his reputation has been overshadowed by later colleagues: Josiah Wedgwood, James Keir, James Watt and Joseph Priestley. Although a clockmaker by calling, Whitehurst was an important pioneer of modern geological science, of factory design, meteorology and domestic appliances. Beyond the Lunar circle his close friends included the painter Joseph Wright ARA and the architect Joseph Pickford.  This book places Whitehurst firmly back where he belongs, at the core of the Enlightenment and in the vanguard of the Industrial Revolution.

Saturday 11 June 2016
at WEA, The Mill
2.30 – 3.30pm
£4

Please see www.derbybookfestival.co.uk for details on how to book for these events

 

 

 

Understanding the current economic crisis – Summer 2016

EconomicsWe will consider a range of straightforward questions, including “What are the different economic theories?”, “How the Economy Works”, “Did it crash in 2008?”, “Where does Europe fit into the picture?” “Can quantitative easing work?”, “For whom should the economy work?” Plenty of time for discussion will be built into each session.

Tutor – Keith Venables and Christine Jordan
Date – Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 13 April 2016
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee – £53.90 or Free

Please contact the Derby office on 01332 291805 or derbyoffice@wea.org.uk to book a place.

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Summer 2016

Colorful GoddessA practical art course using the art and culture of different parts of the world as inspiration. Previous areas studied have been Aboriginal, Indian, African and Japanese art. These may be revisited and added to.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 11 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335581

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Henry VIII: his wives and mistresses- Summer 2016

Portrait of King Henry VIII 1540c.Divorced, beheaded, died… Policy, lust and lack of male heirs moved Henry’s marriages from the ordinary to scandalous. Meet the women, wives and mistresses. Explore their dangerous world. And meet Henry – chivalrous knight, prude and monster.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 12 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335577

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Lift your spirit in song- Summer 2016

singing....Our friendly group will be singing songs from Around the World, Medieval to Modern, Folk to Jazz & Blues,In 3 & 4 part harmony, and occasionally in unison. We will use music, but also learn everything ‘by ear’. So you don’t need music reading skills, or previous experience of singing!

Tutor – Willow Songsmith
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – The Voicebox, Kensington Mews, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 12 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335650

The Roman Republic- Summer 2016

ColiseumThe Roman world is best recognised and understood in Britain from the remains of the Imperial era from the 1st Century AD onwards. Less well understood is the centuries of growth, strife and social upheaval that gave rise to the Imperial age and the rule of the Pax Romana. This course charts the rise and its corruption from the republican ideal to a monarchical empire.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 11 meetings from 12 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335559

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

German painting 1400 – present- Summer 2016

Creglingen - Woodcarved AltarThe course is to look at the development of painting in Germany from the Medieval Gothic to the modernist movements of the 20th century.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:30pm, 5 meetings from 19 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335757

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Geological walks and talks- Summer 2016

Stanage Edge Peak DistrictA chance to explore the geology, scenery and wildlife of the East Midlands. First session at The Mill, outdoor meetings thereafter. It is hoped to arrange shared transport and lifts. Walks will involve distances of 3-4 miles, usually starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3pm. Visit locations to be confirmed after consultation with students.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 13 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335605

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Watercolour workshops 1- Summer 2016

My Water color kit openWhether your interests lie in landscape, still life or portraiture, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be able to develop at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3.00pm, 3 meetings from 13 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335737

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Beginning meditation and being mindful – Summer 2016

MeditationWe will experience a wide range of meditation and mindfulness themes. We will consider which of these are relevant to us individually for our own practise and what we discover about ourselves. A personal journal is an option that reflects our journey of ‘Beginning meditation and the mindful way’.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7meetings from 13 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335572

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Intensive creative writing workshops 1 – Summer 2016

Pencil is MightierThis course is taught by a published writer, and considers skills in poetry, prose, and polishing work. It suggests ways in which writers may make the most of their pieces, and crafting these. It also shares information on methods of publication and editing work.

Tutor – Debs Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings from 20 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335613

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Watercolour workshops 2- Summer 2016

my new obsession...Whether your interests lie in landscape, still life or portraiture, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be able to develop at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3.00pm, 3 meetings from  4 May 2016
Course Ref – C2335737

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online